GALLERY: 5th annual Black History Month Celebration held in Leander

Master of Ceremonies Eric Zeno, economic development manager for the city of Leander, said the Black History Month Celebration was in its fifth year.

Master of Ceremonies Eric Zeno, economic development manager for the city of Leander, said the Black History Month Celebration was in its fifth year.

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The city of Leander and Leander Chamber of Commerce held the fifth annual Black History Month Celebration at Hill Country Bible Church Leander on Feb. 16.

"[The event is] about all of us coming together," said Eric Zeno, economic development manager for the city of Leander and master of ceremonies at the event. "This is what America should be about."

State Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, was the keynote speaker, and singer Courtney Santana performed with a band while guests had the opportunity to eat dinner. Later in the evening, Tom Glenn High School Principal Arturo Lomeli was presented with an honorary award recognizing his leadership in the community.

Videos screened at the celebration matched the national Black History Month theme, "African Americans in Times of War."
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